Tom Callinan Programs

Tom Callinan

HOLIDAY HODGE PODGE (Songs, Stories, & Tunes For Various Occasions)

Drawing on his extensive repertoire of: folksongs, original compositions, stories, sea songs, chanteys, and popular songs and tunes from a variety of times and places, Tom Callinan has constructed an assortment of participatory programs of diverse songs and stories appropriate for an array of holidays or other auspicious occasions. Tom can adapt his programs to audiences of all ages. As a folksinger, songwriter, storyteller, multi-instrumentalist, and Arts-In-Education specialist, he has been presenting family programs for over 25 years.

As with all of his presentations, choruses and/or appropriate hand gestures will be taught, songs will be accompanied by a variety of musical instruments from the wind, string, and percussion families, and Tom's engaging narrative style will introduce each song or story with a brief explanation of its origin, purpose, etc.

Special Holiday & Year 'Round Thematic Programs:

Click here for Tom's Special Holiday & Year 'Round Thematic Programs that are available throughout the year for audiences of all ages.

THE SPOOKY SCENES OF HALLOWEEN

Tom Callinan has constructed a participatory program for Halloween, geared to the age of the audience (i.e. for young children, care is taken to concentrate on the fun, rather than the horror of Halloween). Tom can adapt his program to audiences of all ages. As with all of his presentations, choruses and/or appropriate hand gestures will be taught, songs will be accompanied by a variety of musical instruments from the wind, string, and percussion families, and Tom engaging narrative style will introduce each song or story with a brief explanation of its origin, purpose, etc.

Some Of The Songs In The Program May Include:

I'm Not Scared Three Black Crows Anne Bolin (Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm) Weelia Wallia The Skeleton In The Closet Skin And Bones The Zombie Jamboree The Monster Mash The Purple People-Eater The Thing The Twelve Nights Of Halloween The Cat Came Back Cold Icy Fingers Isn't It Grand, Boys, To Be Bloody-Well Dead! You're Always Welcome At Our House The Irish Ballad (Rickety-Tickety-Tin) Stories: The Dancing Skeleton/Aaron Kelly The Corpse Watchers Gold In The Chimney Jack And His Comrades Albert And The Lion The Monkey's Paw Tailey Bone Prinderella And The Cince The King Of The Fairies